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Word Power

Set-5A
50 WORDS
By Naznin Madam
Alok Singh

1. INDICT

INDICT

Formally accuse or charge (someone)


with a serious crime

ACCUSE
CHARGE
IMPEACH
SUMMONS
PROSECUTE

Pakistan Supreme Court to indict Prime


Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani

SUPERANNUAT
ED

SUPERANNUATED

Retire (someone) with a pension.

Retired
Aged

"Nothing is more tiresome than a


superannuated pedagogue"

ENDORSEME
NT

ENDORSEMENT

the act or process of endorsing;

BACKING
SUPPORT
APPROVAL
We're pleased that the project
has received your endorsement.

STAMINA

STAMINA

The ability to sustain prolonged


physical or mental effort.

ENERGY
ENDURANCE
STRENGTH
Do you have the stamina to
finish the job?

BRAS
H

BRASH

Self-assertive in a rude, noisy, or


overbearing way.

HASTY
IMPETUOUS
RASH
HURRIED
IMPATIENT
SLOW(ANT)

She asks such brash questions.

DECRY

DECRY

Publicly denounce

CRITICIZE
CONDEMN
COMPLAIN ABOUT
BELITTLE
PRAISE(ANT)

Parents decry repeated school bus


strike calls

MOLLIF
Y

MOLLIFY

Reduce the severity of (something);


soften.

PLACATE
PACIFY
APPEASE
CALM
ENRAGE(ANT)

Cong tries to mollify Mamata,


snubs Digvijaya

RECALL

RECALL

Bring (a fact, event, or situation) back


into one's mind

REMEMBER
EVOKE
REMIND
RECOLLECT

She wanted to send him a letter but


couldn't recall his address.

JEOPARD
Y

JEOPARDY
Danger of loss,
harm,
or
failure.

DANGER

RISK
THREAT
DIFFICULTY

the city's firefighters routinely put their


lives in jeopardy by executing daring
rescues

ECONOMIS
E

ECONOMISE

save: spend sparingly,

PINCH
SAVE
WASTE
in tough times people learn how to
economize

JUVENI
LE

JUVENILE(Adj.) -

Of, for, or relating to young people.

YOUTHFUL
CHILDISH
INFANTILE
IMMATURE
MATURE(ANT)
ADOLESCENT(ANT)

She works to keep juveniles


away from drugs.

VENTU
RE

VENTURE

A risky or daring journey or undertaking

BUSINESS ENTERPRISE
UNDERTAKING
SCHEME
GAMBLE
RISK
SPECULATION

The company is venturing into the


computer software industry.

IMPERTINEN
T

IMPERTINENT

Not showing proper respect; rude.

INSOLENT
IMPUDENT
DISRESPECTFUL
IMPOLITE
RESPECTFUL(ANT)

It is simply impertinent
behavior .

IMPEDIMEN
T

IMPEDIMENT

A hindrance or obstruction in doing


something
OBSTACLE
HINDRANCE
OBSTRUCTION
BARRIER
HURDLE

"an impediment to
progress".

LURID

LURID

Very vivid in color, esp. so as to create an


unpleasantly harsh or unnatural effect:

LOUD
BRIGHT
GARISH
STRIKING
GAUDY
COLORFUL
VIVID
SHOCKING

"lurid food colorings".

MASTERPIECE

MASTERPIECE

A work of outstanding artistry, skill, or


workmanship.
WORK OF ART
MASTERWORK
MAGNUM OPUS
WORK OF GENIUS
TOUR DE FORCE
STUNNING SUCCESS

Painted in oil, da Vinci's well


known masterpiece

ALERT

ALERT

The state of being watchful for possible


danger

ATTENTIVE
WATCHFUL
PREPARED
AWARE
VIGILANT

ARTICULAT
E

ARTICULATE

he ability to speak fluently and


coherently.

CLEAR
FLUENT
EXPRESSIVE
COMMUNICATIVE
INARTICULATE(ANT)

Words cannot articulate the


profound impact this man has
had on my life.

VEER

VEER

Change direction suddenly


TURN
SWERVE
BEND
GO AROUND

"an oil tanker that had


veered off course"

SUPERCILIO
US

SUPERCILIOUS

Behaving or looking as though one


thinks one is superior to others

Arrogant
Haughty
Pompous
Scornful

the supercilious art dealer rolled


her eyes when we asked if she had
anything for under $1,000

DEMIT

DEMIT

To let fall; to depress; to yield

Pranab to demit office


on June 26

BERSERK

BERSERK

out of control

CRAZY
MAD
WILD
FURIOUS
FEARLESS
Salman Khan 'Dabangg' fans
go berserk in Kanpur

GROTESQU
E

GROTESQUE

Comically or repulsively ugly or distorted

GROSS
BIZARRE
MISSHAPEN
ATTRACTIVE(ANT)
Grotesque art - The Art and
Popular Culture Encyclopedia.

COUNSEL

COUNSEL

ADVICE
COUNCIL
CONSULTATION
LAWYER

The prosecution argues that it has


provided hundreds of thousands of
documents to defense counsel.

SUCCULEN
T

SUCCULENT

Adj

of food) Tender, juicy, and tasty


JUICY
MOIST
TENDER
LUSCIOUS
DRY(ANT)

Succulent Fruits

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